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Auditions to be held for play's premier at Geneva playhouse

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Auditions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Geneva Underground Playhouse, 524 W. State St.

The play is the premier production of "The Psalm of Edie Catz" by local playwright and producer Nancy Hanna.

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Along with two strong teenage actors, the cast consists of two adult men, a woman and two alligators. The character descriptions are as follows: an age 45-plus male (domineering, character father), an age 25-plus male (sweeper salesman), an age 18-20 male (young friend), an age 45-plus female (character), a 14- to 18-year-old girl (Edie) and a couple alligators (one male, one female, dancer/mimes.) Call back will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

This play will be directed by Emily Hanna, who earned a bachelor in fine arts in theater from Calvin College, and just completed a year teaching abroad in Honduras. Actors are requested to arrive promptly wearing comfortable clothes and shoes, ready to move. This ensemble play will be cast and directed using the techniques of innovative director and acting coach Anne Bogart.

Nancy Hanna wrote and workshopped "The Psalm of Edie Catz" as a member of the Dallas Playwright's Project. It has received staged readings in Deep Ellum Center for the Arts in Dallas, Lamb's Players Theatre in Coronado, Calif., and at the Circle Theatre in Forest Park, Ill. The script merges ecological swamp malfunction with alligators gettin' payback and references from the Bible's Psalm 139.

The play will be performed on Thursdays to Saturdays, Aug. 5-14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

For details, contact forword@sbcglobal.net or (708) 860-1785.

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